The Wisconsin Badgers and head basketball coach Greg Gard have agreed on a contract extension that will stand to keep the coach in Madison through the 2021-2022 season. Wisconsin’s leader will now be entering his third season as the Badgers’ head coach and has continued to lead the program to lofty NCAA Tournament perches after succeeding Bo Ryan.

This is Gard’s first head coaching job, however. Nonetheless, the 46-year-old Wisconsin native has been with the Badgers since 2001, working under Ryan for his entire tenure in Madison – which spanned from 2001 to 2015. Gard also followed Ryan from the University of Milwaukee, known as Wisconsin-Milwaukee at the time, so he received a lengthy look at running a program from the longtime Wisconsin leader.